Daily Activity 8: The Planets

April 1, 2020

This week’s theme:

Mysterious Places: Stars & The Planets

Fact of the day:

There are 8 main planets in our solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune.

Resources list:

Youtube; pen and paper.

Activity 1:

Listen to ‘The Planets Suite’ by Holtz; how does it make you feel, can you feel and hear what each planet might be like? Would you like to visit any of them after hearing this music?

Activity 2:

Listen to ‘How Many Planets’ by They Might be Giant How many of the planets they mentioned can you remember? Can you come up with your own way to remember the order of the planets (Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune Pluto) by making a snappy mnemonic; it could be ‘My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas’ – share yours with us! You can share it on our FacebookInstagram or Twitter or send it to melanie@purplepatcharts.org and we’ll put it online for you!

Activity 3:

Try closing your eyes and relaxing or meditating to the sounds of the NASA Voyager recordings here.

Add-on Activity:

Look at the solar system on Google Sky here. Search NASA’s free collection of images, sounds and videos here to see planets up close.